Have you always wanted to bring your creative clothing ideas to life? Study for an apprenticeship in fashion and textiles heritage and be part of an industry that reimagines traditional fashion concepts.
Whether you’re interested in knitting colourful scarves or crafting practical jackets, there’s a job for you in Scotland’s fashion industry. Help produce beautiful dresses as a fashion designer. Learn to create luxury sweaters as a hand sewer. Discover how to be a trend-spotter and work as a textiles sales operator.
The apprenticeship can help you develop a wide range of creative skills. Develop your knowledge of heritage goods and work with different materials such as leather and tweed. You’ll also have the chance to research the latest fashion trends and learn about advanced crafting techniques.
You will gain a qualification in fashion and textiles heritage at SCQF level 5, 6 or 7.
For SCQF level 5, you’ll study:
For SCQF Level 6 or SCQF Level 7, you'll study:
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
You'll develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other roles such as sewing and clothes manufacturing.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a range of options. Continue your studies with a higher qualification such as a fashion design degree or find a job in the textiles industry.
Further education: Carry on your studies with a technical apprenticeship in fashion and textiles heritage. You could also go on to university and study for a bachelor’s degree in textiles production.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find a fashion related job. There are several jobs listed below:
Although there are no formal requirements for this apprenticeship, it is good to have an interest in fashion and textiles.
The Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12-24 months to complete.